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Bed tie down replacements

hey guys,
I took my bed tie downs off to remove my liner and was doing some thinking. I hate the stock tie downs. They're difficult to hook things to and seem weak. Does anybody make a replacement that fits in the stock location? They're the boat cleat style ones on my 03' fx4 step side.

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Old 11-03-2010
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I made me a set of these work great and are out or the way when you don't need them.

Bedbolts | Bed Anchor with Removable Eye Bolt

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My '03 Edge came with this type of tie down... I found the same item on eBay (4 for $20) and reversed them to make it easier to hook/tie to.

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I have 3 cleats down each side of the bed rail on my truck and they have been great.

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I installed aviation seat track in the bed of my truck to give me several tie-down options.



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I installed aviation seat track in the bed of my truck to give me several tie-down options.



I like that reminds me of the Tacomas
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I installed aviation seat track in the bed of my truck to give me several tie-down options.


My dad has the same stuff in his 150 and it works really well, does yours have the backing plate to reinforce it?
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My dad has the same stuff in his 150 and it works really well, does yours have the backing plate to reinforce it?
I put 1 inch washers on the back side, and the screws are spaced 5 inches, plus I used a aircraft airframe sealant (works well as an adhesive) when I installed them. The sides of the bed where it is mounted is twice as thick due to the bed inner walls and rail come together.
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I put 1 inch washers on the back side, and the screws are spaced 5 inches, plus I used a aircraft airframe sealant (works well as an adhesive) when I installed them. The sides of the bed where it is mounted is twice as thick due to the bed inner walls and rail come together.
how much did those rails run you?
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how much did those rails run you?
they were free, he striped them off a 737. next time you fly make sure your seat doesnt move.
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About $7 a foot, but gets cheaper the more you buy.
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they were free, he striped them off a 737. next time you fly make sure your seat doesnt move.
I only fly on on 717's

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About $7 a foot, but gets cheaper the more you buy.
thanks sir.
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You can also try a aircraft scrap yard. There is one right next door at one of the places I work in Griffin, GA.
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an aircraft scrap yard. hmm, never heard of that :P
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